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FOX News
Apr 6, 2010 9:00am EDT
tomorrow. same time, same channel. an update on the tragic mine explosion in west virginia, the deadliest u.s. mining disaster in 26 years, 25 miners dead, four still missing, screen left, you see the microphones set up for the morning briefing, we expect that within the hour, good morning, everybody, that's where we start, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom" and welcome back to martha. martha: good morning to you, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum and this massive explosion ripping through what is known as the upper big branch mine and it happened during a shift change yesterday. we're just learning that this mine had six violations , dealing with ventilation issues alone, just this year. that is since january. last year, the mine faced 48 what are called unwarrantable failure orders which are considered quite serious. among the dead in yesterday's blast, and we're learning all of these individual stories now as it comes to light, in one situation, three members of the same family, an uncle and two of his nephews who were all working together were found in close
FOX News
Apr 5, 2010 7:00pm EDT
commercial interruption. first, continuing coverage of breaking news from west virginia. disaster in a coal mine and the ongoing rescue effort to save lives. plus, in-depth tonight. inside what's being called america's bullying epidemic. >> she was getting bullied. >> i think it's very sad; very sad. >> >> shepard: it happens in schools all across the nation. >> i did bullying him. >> kids picking on classmates, teasing them, pushing them to their breaking points. >> they would knock books out of his hands in school. >> now i wish i could take it back. >> they attacked his self-esteem. they attacked his physical appearance. >> tonight, the frightening truth about children bullied to death and jonathan hunt hosts a special live chat from florida. plus, it hit with devastating force. >> you couldn't even walk outside. everything was moving. >> shepard: everywhere you look, evidence of its power. tonight, inside the aftermath of the easter sunday earthquake. first, continuing coverage of news breaking now. at least six people are confirmed dead after an explosion at a coal mine in west vi
FOX News
Apr 25, 2010 4:00pm EDT
] >>> president of the united states and long with the vice president at beckley, west virginia for the mine there's died on april 5th, wendall is standing by live. tell us what is happening there. >> gregg, moving pictures of the family members placing the helmets atop those 29 crosses in front of the stage. we're told the president and vice president met individually and privately with each of the 29 families before the service to offer condolences and assure them the country shares their grief. it was those meetings that delayed the start of this memorial service. president has said the april 5th disaster at the upper big branch mine was first and foremost a failure of management. they have been cited for 500 safety violations last year alone. 125 this year already. the president said the disaster was also a failure of oversight and the law is riddled with loopholes. it's you'll won't dwell on safety. instead he'll celebrate the lives. miners that died, identifying each by name. they died pursuing the american dream and what the country owes them is to create safer conditions in the mines
FOX News
Apr 6, 2010 3:00pm EDT
mine in west virginia after an explosion killed at least 25 people. the officials in charge say conditions in the mine are too dangerous. methane levels are too high, to high a spark could set off another explosion to crews plan to drill holes to vent the gas. west virginia's governor reports the first of the holes may not be finished until tomorrow. 18 people are underground, 14 confirmed dead. we won't know what happened to the others until the crews get in. people in charge of the situation said the outlook is grim. the governor chose his words carefully today as he talked about the chances of finding survivors. listen. >> as horrific as the explosion was and i explained to them that i don't want to give anybody false hope, but by golly, if i'm on that side of the table and that's my father and brother or my uncle or cousin, i've going to have hope. it's a very difficult situation. >> most difficult we're sure for families of the miners, part of a tightknit community in the upper big branch mine, a rural area, 30 miles south of charleston. it's connected to each of us. half o
FOX News
Apr 2, 2010 10:00pm EDT
, but in virginia. virginia governor mcdonnell signed into law that bars the federal government forcing virginians to buy health insurance. he on the record about his state's battle against the federal government. you also have been the attorney general so you knee job pretty well. did you consult with the attorney general when he made his decision to file suit? >> i did. he advised me he had been doing the legal research over the last couple of months about this claim. and we both believed that individual mandate passed by the united states congress is not authorized under the commerce clause of the united states constitution. and so we think it is not a proper act on the people of virginia. we passed a bill during the course of this last general assembly session that went into effect to weeks -- two weeks ago tonight says it is not permissible to force the citizens of virginia to purchase health insurance under penalty of law. we've got standing under that new end actment that i signed today. that's the basis for our lawsuit against the federal government. >> greta: you obviously saw
FOX News
Apr 8, 2010 4:00am EDT
, rescue crews in west virginia are working against the clock to try to find survivors from the disaster. let's get an update from correspondent jonathan hunt in montcoal, west virginia. >> reporter: the effort to find the four missing miners remains a main-stakingly slow process. not least because those in charge want to be absolutely certain they do not risk the lives of any of the rescue team members by sending them in to a mine still dangerously full of explosive gases. >> you just have to clear the area out, make sure there is not another explosion. >> reporter: officials say they are keeping the waiting families constantly briefed and have their support for the way they are proceeding with the rescue operation. >> that's why the families understood and were agreeable let's make sure that before you put rescuers in there, that you have them in the safest condition. >> reporter: the poisonous gases are already being released through one of the drill holes and the hope is that there will soon be three holes and that that will reduce the level of methane sufficiently to allow the rescu
FOX News
Apr 25, 2010 3:00pm EDT
west virginia to eulogize the miners that perished. hello, i'm patti ann brown. >> i'm eric sean. >> vice president and state officials will be joining him to remember and honor those that died. the president is meeting privately with the mine's victim's family. president is expected to pay tribute by saying the miners died in pursuit of the american dream. we'll bring you the service as it begins in half an hour from now. >>> rescuers in western mississippi are scouring neighborhoods of splintered homes and uprooted trees looking for tornado survivors. yesterday a devastating twister sliced through the state killing ten people including two children and a three-month-old baby. 100 homes in yazoo county are severely damaged. mississippi governor haley barbour described it as utter obliteration and the tornado as enormous. yazoo city was hit the hardest where chris is right now. >> reporter: i want to explain to our viewers, here we are 24 hours after the twister touched down and they are still combing the area looking for victims. that is because there are parts of this state tha
FOX News
Apr 6, 2010 4:00pm EDT
" >> the desperate search for four missing coal miners in west virginia continues in what is called the worst mining disaster sweep in a quarter of a century. a massive explosion, 25 dead and now rescue efforts are under way after a buildup of toxic gas put them on hold. welcome, i'm neil cavuto and this is your world a desperate situation at the upper big branch mine. within the hour the governor will provide an update of the situation on the ground. right now jonathan hunt joins us live from nearby montcoal, west virginia. what can you tell us? >> the rescue effort is proceeding but the painful truth for the relatives is progress is slow because of the very dangerous poisonous gases built up in the mine where the rescue workers were yesterday. they have they had to pull out. now they're trying to drill down through the top of the mountain about a thousand feet, drill three holes to allow the gases to escape from the mine and only when that has happened will the rescue workers be able to go back in. then they will try to find the four missing miners,ed the one single hope is the mi
FOX News
Apr 6, 2010 1:00am EDT
phone is shawna johnson. she's with west virginia metro news. shawna, are you there on the scene? >> i'm in charleston. the cell service is so spotty at the scene itself, we are relaying information out as we can. >> yeah. i understand, it's a remote area. what's the latest? what are you learning there? >> reporter: you covered most of it. we learned within the past hour that 12 miners have been killed in this explosion. what mine officials are saying to us over and over again is that this is very much a rescue operation, not a recovery operation. they believe there are still 10 miners in that mine. and at this point, they believe they may have made their way to one of the two underground mine rescue chambers that are required after the sago mine disaster which was also in west virginia in a different part of the state. but they have signs and are hoping that mine rescue teams within the next several hours can make it to one of these chambers and will find the 10 miners, okay, inside. i know that this unfortunately happened, you covered this probably on several ocages in west vir
FOX News
Apr 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
news alert. we're following up on our top story a deadly mine explosion in west virginia, let's get a life update now, good evening, molly. >> hi, jim. there are six dead, 21 unaccounted for at upper big branch mine in west virginia about 30 miles south of the capitol of charleston. the state mine director says it happened at 3:00 this afternoon. emergency rescue crews that are trained in mine rescues are rush together scene. this is an underground coal mine operated by performance coal company. operations started at upper big branch in 19946789 and last year, producinging 1.2 million tons of coal. the west virginia gazette newspaper says about 200 people work that mine. as far as accident history at upper big branch a miner killed in july, 2003 in an electrical accident and another in 2001 after falling from a roof top. but over all, massy energy which operates mines in west virginia, virginia and kentucky said it had its best year ever last year as far as coming to safety. and again, jim just headline now there are six dead, 21 unaccounted for at the upper big branch mine in west vi
FOX News
Apr 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
social issues, the three elections that happened last fall, and in january, virginia, new jersey, and van, -- and january, the democrats tried to payment the republicans as crazy conservatives against modern society and it did not work. the country is conservative on those issues but if you go to the first question of what is the biggest vulnerability, the polls show the number one concern for people is jobs. and they are not focusing on jobs. if they have a supreme court nomination it will suck up all the objects -- oxygen. >> what does that mean for july? they hope for progress on immigration reform. >> those issues are not something that help you get more jobs. i am not saying the government can create jobs but they can create a condition for it and they will move toward november 2010 with weight on their ankles and have a problem on the health care. >> we were talking about the president's criticism taking asked questions by george stephanopolis what people are saying, do you sense the same thing, that up like former president bush who let stuff role off his back, president obama gets
FOX News
Apr 7, 2010 3:00pm EDT
everything. first, no sign of life from the upper big branch mine in west virginia but slim are the odds of finding survivors and rescue crews are not stopping their work. at least 25 people are confirmed ted in the explosion monday. four more reported missing. these are some of the people who supply the power we use every day. half of all electricity in the united states comes from coal. today we got updates from the people in charge of finding the missing men. crews finished drilling one ventilation hole in the mine and they're working on two more. the officials also say they've been banging on a drill pipe hoping to get a response from the mile-an-hour -- from the miners but they've heard nothing. as for a timeline of when to get in, it depends on how long it takes to remove the dangerous methane gas that may have caused the explosion. >> until we get readings and know where we are and what type of air we have, it will determine how quick and what timetable we're on and you'll have a better idea of when they believe the air is safe enough to send the rescue teams n they're prepared. they
FOX News
Apr 26, 2010 5:30am EDT
memorial service in west virginia for the 29 coal miner who's died in the tragic explosion earlier this month. kimberly has the story. >> such a tragic story but a beautiful ceremony. president obama and vice president biden travel to virginia today to mark the country's first mine disaster in 40 years to help the people of the cold river valley begin the healing process. during the ceremony family members of each of the 29 miners placed helmets on crosses at the front of the stage. in his eulogy he reminded the audience the miners died pursuing the american dream and the country of th owe them a de. >> the task to save lives from being lost from another such tragedy. to do what we must do i think individually and collectively to ensure safe conditions under ground. to treat miners like they treat each other like a family. we are all family and we are all americans. >> the president also declared the disaster a failure of the mine's management and also a failure of oversight in a blog so rit elled with loopholes they allow unsafe conditions to continue. investigators say it will be a mo
FOX News
Apr 7, 2010 4:00am EDT
, west virginia. we have live fox team coverage in a few minutes. first, a new nuclear policy for the u.s. for decades, the u.s. has protected itself and its allies leaving open the possibility the u.s. would resort to nuclear weapons if necessary. now president obama says he is changing that, narrowing the circumstances as well as nations that might be threatened by the use of nuclear weapons. white hou correspondent mike emanuel has story from the pentagon. >> reporter: four top officials laid out the president obama plan to shift focus from threat of superpower war to unfriendply regime and terrorist seeking nuclear weapons. >> we are re-calibrating the priorities to prevent nuclear terrorism and proliferation. we're reducing the role and number of weapons maintaining a safe, secure and effective deterrent to protect the nation, allies and partner. >> reporter: the gain more international cooperation from countries such as russia and china, the administration is promising to constrain when the u.s. will use the nuclear fire power. >> the review describes how the united states will
FOX News
Apr 10, 2010 4:00am EDT
is about gone in west virginia. in the search for survivor of the terrible mine disaster. >> chris: nuen funerals began today for some of the victims of the mining disaster in west virginia monday and the hope for finding survivors is growing dimmer. correspondent molly henneberg is in montcoal, west virginia. >> reporter: today supporters let the passerbys know they're pulling for four still unaccounted for miners. >> we still hold out hope. we are a brotherhood. we will hold out hope until we prove them wrong. >> for rescue teams, another frustrating day. >> not a lot has gone our way. >> reporter: the first rescue team this morning was turned back by stokes of a fire. and they bore another hole in the mind to drop down a camera and see if the four missing miners could be in the last fe fuge chamber -- refuge chamber but the hole hit a pill lear. >> we could put a jammer in it but there would be nothing to see. >> by mid-afternoon it appeared the air was safe enough for two rescue teams to go back in. as the tight knit community began several funerals for those killed monday and
FOX News
Apr 9, 2010 7:00pm EDT
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FOX News
Apr 6, 2010 11:00am EDT
stay tuned for all that enough and the latest from west virginia as we roll on. martha: we'll see you tomorrow. jane: good morning, i'm jane skinner, jon: i'm jon scott, "happening now" in the top box, minutes away from the news conference with the governor of west virginia on the country's deadliest mine disaster in 25 years. we expect we'll hear more about the fate of those four miners still missing. jane: in the middle we're waiting to see in court attorneys for three teenagers charged with bullying the 15-year-old girl, phoebie prince, so merslessly, according to prosecutors, she committed suicide. these kids are among nine classmates charged in her death. jon: in the bottom locks, eon gonzalez captivated the nation in 199 before he was sent back to cuba. guess what, he's 16 years old now. we'll show you what he looks like. jane: here's what's happening now in the newsroom, live pictures, we're working hard to bring you the latest on all that's developing. jon: we begin in west virginia, where a stunned community prays and hose, at least 25 miners dead after an underground exp
FOX News
Apr 15, 2010 1:00am EDT
anyç way similar to the virginia statute or not? virginia has filed separately from florida. they've raised the issues of constitutionality based on the commerce clause. they say it is unconstitutional that virginia can't order people to do this. >> i think it is a lot like the lawsuit going on in virginia. the 19 states we have, we've had criticism that we are spending taxpayer dollars to file in lawsuit. we've got some outside counsel which our share of the cost is onlyç $6,000. like i've told people, to save a billion dollars just in medicaid funding for $6,000 attorney fees i think is a great use of assets. >> greta: i take it you are a republican, is that correct, sir? >> yes, ma'am, that is. >> greta: in filing your amendment, have you had any conversation with the state attorney general or anyone in his office working together in any form and a fax or a tweet back and forth? >> we have not tweeted back and forth. we've discussed the amendment fryç dan and we had them in there this morning to go over how the lawsuit will match up with what is already in the court s
FOX News
Apr 7, 2010 11:00am EDT
one brief, very brief comment. miners in west virginia, and i think throughout the country, are taught to escape first. they're taught to try to get out of the mine the way they came in first. they retreat to a chamber or rescue shelter as a last resort. when they have made the determination, if their training has taken, if they have made the determination that they need to go to a shelter, that that's the last place that they would go. the shelter is a sophisticated barricade in my opinion. >> is there any evidence at this point that you believe anyone is alive down there, is there any actual evidence of that? >> we don't have any at this point, but we just have hope >> how far is that refuge chamber from the entry point? do you know? >> it's 1 inch equals 500-foot map. i just guesstimated a few days ago, about 8000 feet. >> so the rescuers will have to go in 2 miles to get to that refuge. >> they'll ride in a certain assistance distance, they won't walk in from the outside. we'll get them in as quickly as possible for them to get in as far as we can. >> did you say there is not reall
FOX News
Apr 10, 2010 11:30am EDT
, rising republican star running for the senate in florida and the virginia thomas, wife of justice clarence thomas. but first, a labor boss says americans are angry. he has that right. is he dead wrong on why they're angry? (announcer) the sinus triple threat. (announcer) not just sin headache... ahhhh! but pressure... and congesti. introducing sudafed pe® triple action™. for morcomplete relief from the sinus triple threat. sudafed pe® triple action™. more complete relief. >>> a lot of americans are angry. frankly, we should be angry. it seems throughout history there are plenty of purveyors of hate and division looking to profit from the hurt. >> cheryl: the president of the afl-cio says americans have right to be angry over what he calls economic betrayal. gerri you say americans are angry but at unions. >> it's no surprise that folks are ticked off here. consider the executive order from the president that says the unions will get preferential treatment on bidding on contracts. nobody likes to see that. we saw the auto industry bailed out. if that wasn't a sweetheart deal
FOX News
Apr 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
mistakes too. here is congressman more ran from virginia. go. >> congressman more ran. >> yes. jason mater are a from virginia. >> big fan, 12th district of virginia. >> good. >> we got $2 million of stimulus money. >> yeah. >> so i wanted to thank you about that. >> that's good. >> even though the state of virginia says the 12th district does not exist. >> yeah. >> it was one of those bogus districts that didn't get any money. look, look. i have got something else to do. don't, that's really inappropriate for you to pull -- i understand i have got other things to do. >> are you apologetic at all that you are wasting taxpayer dollars with billions of stimulus package? supposed to create 3 million jobs. supposed to create 3 million jobs. you lost 3 million jobs. >> show some respect. >> bill: that reminded me of the jim bunning interview when the guys -- got him in the elevator and he was saying look, show some respect. how do you reply? >> listen, barack obama and his bevy of czars have piled up more debt with the first period of his administration that george w. bush spent in
FOX News
Apr 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
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FOX News
Apr 10, 2010 10:00am EDT
west virginia, the four missing west virginia coal miners have been found dead deep inside the mine, shattered by a powerful explosion on monday. their debt bringing the total killed by that blast 29, making this the worst u.s. coal mining disaster since 1970. we'll have much more on the developing story in our next news break. back to bulls and bears. >> brenda: buy health insurance or lose the tax refund. the irs boss saying his agency has the power to do it. if you disowe bare the health care law, we've been worrying about these in the law. >> a lot of stuff is coming out after the thing is passed and sure enough. now we find out that the irs is going to be empower today make sure we comply with health insurance, if we don't they can fine you $750 or 2% of the income. if you don't pay they'll take out of the refund and god forbid you don't have a refund and still don't want to pay, put you in jail. this stuff is ridiculous, heavy hand of the law looking over your shoulder. >> brenda: who else to do it, the irs. we are a nation of laws and regulations and that's what separates us
FOX News
Apr 10, 2010 11:30pm EDT
off? we keep 'em rolling here. we'll be back with the west virginia mining tragedy. >> worst mining accident in over 20 years. pattern of safety violations and hazards come to has the press failed to raise questions about the mining industry >> the media go gaga over tiger's return to the green. all next on news watch. i've been growing algae for 35 years. most people try to get rid of algae, and we're trying to grow it. the algae are very beautiful. they come in blue or red, golden, green. algae could be converted into biofuels... that we could someday run our cars on. in using algae to form biofuels, we're not competing with the food supply. and they absorb co2, so they help solve the greenhouse problem, as well. we're making a big commitment to finding out... just how much algae can help to meet... the fuel demands of the world. new total effects body wash fights 7 signs of body aging, increasing elasticity, locking in moisture and more. new olay total effects body wash. total anti-aging for your body from olay. when we turn lobster into irresistible creations. like new wood-gril
FOX News
Apr 25, 2010 10:00pm EDT
memorial service in west virginia for the 29 coal miner who's died in the tragic explosion earlier this month. kimberly has the story. >> such a tragic story but a beautiful ceremony. president obama and vice president biden travel to virginia today to mark the country's first mine disaster in 40 years to help the people of the cold river valley begin the healing process. during the ceremony family members of each of the 29 miners placed helmets on crosses at the front of the stage. in his eulogy he reminded the audience the miners died pursuing the american dream and the country of th owe them a de. >> the task to save lives from being lost from another such tragedy. to do what we must do i think individually and collectively to ensure safe conditions under ground. to treat miners like they treat each other like a family. we are all family and we are all americans. >> the president also declared the disaster a failure of the mine's management and also a failure of oversight in a blog so rit elled with loopholes they allow unsafe conditions to continue. investigators say it will be a mo
FOX News
Apr 9, 2010 12:00am EDT
quality has improved inside of a west virginia coal mineful they had to halt rescue efforts thursday due to noxious gas levels. at this point, crews made it within 500 feet of an air tight chamber where they hoped the miners might have sought refuse. let's listen in for a little while. >> to try to get bodies out as soon as possible. >> first you're going to send in teams? >> i'm sorry. we're referring them as rescue and recovery things. it's the same type of people. we're still in rescue mode. until we find out we do not have any use of the chambers then we'd naturally go into a recovery mode. >> describe so they can go? n.? >> intent is once they've examined this area is to put nitrogen into the areas to inert it, then, we'll suck that nitrogen back out so teams can go in without having to ware apparatus and recover bodies without the use of oxygen. i think that is a fair statement. >> at this point try to find more bodies... >> that is correct. >> ladies and gentlemen, we need to get back. so... >> they're going to be working through the night trying to coordinate this. so... >> any b
FOX News
Apr 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
ignites a terrorism scare in the skies. set-back for rescue crew at the site of the west virginia mine disaster. the u.s. and russia sign a major arms treaty. much of the talk is about another country. live from our studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening, i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. diplomat from qatar is a free man tonight after allegedly inciting a major security incident aboard an airliner bound for denver. national correspondent catherine herridge is here with a story that has been developing all day. good evening. >> reporter: thank you, chris. sources tell fox news they believe the young diplomat who sparked a major security alert last night was on his way to visit a convicted al-qaeda agent doing time in colorado. this is consistent with the statement from the qatar embassy in washington, that the diplomat was on official business, the kind of business embassies arrange for their citizens jailed in foreign countries. the convicted al-qaeda member is amari, a citizen of qatar who pleaded guilty to providi providing material to terrorist organiz
FOX News
Apr 7, 2010 7:00pm EDT
waiting for the go ahead to search a west virginia coal mine for four missing workers. and as they wait, we are learning federal safety officials cited that mine for two violations on the very day the explosion killed at least 25 miners there. one of the violations for an improper cable splice and the other, the other was for inadequate maps of escape routes. it is not unusual for a mine to get more than one violation in a day. after all, it received 458 last year. but you can bet issues like this will come up in the just announced federal investigation into this disaster. meantime the obama administration has recently approved new environmental regulations that will change the way certain mining is done in west virginia and other parts of appalachian shah. the new rules are intended to cut pollution in our waters. critics argue the financial costs are way too high. molly henneberg with the news and new information from d.c. tonight. molly? >> hi, shep. coal companies dispute the science. but the environmental protection agency the e.p.a. says mountain top mine something causing too muc
FOX News
Apr 6, 2010 3:00am EDT
more information coming out about the mine explosion in west virginia. it is being called one of the worst u.s. mining disasters in u.s. history, and more tragedy continues to roll in as the death toll continues to go up. it now stands at 25. miners killed by an explosion and four are missing. rescue operations have been halted for the time being. we do have a reporter on the scene. jay gibson is -- jake gibson is a fox news correspondent. jake, tell us what you are seeing. >> we are here on the ground in west virginia. the governor of west virginia should be briefing reporters here within the hour. it is very sad news out of here. so far we only heard of 25 dead and four missing. no survivors found. there are family members milling about here and there. everyone in the community seems to be sad about the developments. it seems to be a tight knit community. they are rolling out help. they will try to drill into the side of the mountain to get to where the miners are. the problem is, in order to do that they have to get to a certain spot in the woods. they have to cut through the wood
FOX News
Apr 9, 2010 3:00pm EDT
michigan coming up. >>> box two, breaking news from west virginia. what they're trying to figure out did remaining miners make it to a safe room. box number 3. he tried to sneak a smoke on a plane then joked about setting his shoes on fire. by the way, he was headed to visit a convicted al qaeda terrorist. some lawmakers want that diplomat to pay for the cost of the security scare. pj crowley joins us on a very busy day on "studio b" unless breaking news changes everything. he's been a supreme court justice since 1975. the oldest, longest serving member justice stevens is retiring. another high stakes political battle to fill his seat. stevens is the leader of the liberal bloc and president obama is certain to dominate another liberal to take his place. when he was put in, the word from ford was he wanted somebody with the best judicial mind and came up with stevens. now president obama wants someone very similar. the president is considering ten people at potential nominees. >> i view the process of selecting a supreme court nominee among my most serious responsibilities at pres
FOX News
Apr 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
hearing into mine safety today in the wake of the deadly explosion in west virginia. congress is going to decide whether safety laws need to be strengthened. noticeably absent today, anyone from massey energy, the company that owns the upper big branch mine where 29d miners were killed. well, that huge oil leak from the deadly explosion off an off-shore oil rig covers a whopping 1800 square miles. take a look at this photo from nasa. and you can see the oil spreading through the gulf of mexico. crews are using robotic subs trying to cut off an estimated 42,000 gallons escaping below the surface per day. communities picking up the pieces after more than 50 tornadoes tore across the country this weekend. check out this amateur video of a tornado in yazoo city, mississippi. cleanup under way there after 17 counties affected. close to 1,000 homes destroyed by the homes. volunteers across the state and alabama helping with recovery efforts and debris removal. a new york family is opening up about their heartbreak after their son is killed in afghanistan. army ranger jason santora was killed
FOX News
Apr 11, 2010 12:00pm EDT
for thorough investigation in the deadly mine explosion in west virginia. federal investigators will arrive on site tomorrow. 29 miners were killed. today recovery crews are working to remove the body from the line. later this week, coal company executives will face question of mining safety before members of congress but no representative from massey energy, the owner of this particular mine where the explosion happened this week is scheduled to appear at the hearings on wednesday. >>> two down, one to go. astronauts were outside for spacewalk number two to replace a cooling tank on the international space station. a big week for space community. today marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of apollo 13, the mission which resulted in ruptured oxygen tank and the famous phrase "houston, we have a problem." and this thursday, there is a space summit in florida and president obama takes criticism over cancelling the back to the moon program. >>> the longtime home of the dallas cowboys football team is now a pile of rubble. [ explosion ] redskins fan chris wallace is a big fan of watc
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Apr 15, 2010 9:00am EDT
virginia from last week. >> president barack obama:... prayers. we owe them more than prayers. we owe them action. we owe them accountability an an assurance when they go to work every day, when they enter the dark mine, they are not alone. they ought to know behind them there is a company that is doing what it takes to protect them. and, a government that is looking out for their safety. in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy i asked the officials standing with me, labor secretary hilda solis, and joe main and kevin strickland with the mine safety and health administration to lead an investigation into what caused the explosion at massey energy company's upper big branch mine. i asked them to report back with preliminary findings, this week. we just concluded a meeting where they briefed me on their investigation. i want to emphasize, that this investigation is ongoing. and, there is still a lot we don't know. but, we do know, that this tragedy was triggered by a failure at the upper brig branch mine and a failure first and foremost of management, but, also, a failure of oversight
FOX News
Apr 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
what happened in virginia, massachusetts, new jersey? >> absolutely it does. >> sean: does this intensity hold through november? >> this intensity had better hold through november, yes. [ inaudible ] >> we have an unprecedented opportunity sean to take this country back. you have laid out clearly in your book the way to do that how you can get principled conservative leadership back in washington to change the course of this station and it stars with these folks right here. >> sean: you walked out here tonight and got a massive reception from the crowd here in new orleans. you had a strong defense from newt gingrich. governor palin defended you. some have attacked you. some have gone after you. what is your reaction to that and response? >> i'm trying to do the best i can as national chairman. >> sean: you have three victories under your belt. >> new jersey, massachusetts and virginia. [ cheering ] >> this is the bottom line. i stay focused very much on winning in november. i'm going to work very hard to make sure more republicans, more conservatives get into the senate and then
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Apr 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
the case reduced the judgment to 5 million but the church appealed. three federal judges in virginia then overturned the entire verdict saying the vicious protesters have a right to spree speech. then, incredibly, the judges hurt the snyder's even more, awarding the westboro cranks court costs meaning the snyder family has to pay more than $16,000 to their persecutors. i said that's grossly injust and i will pay the sanction. appearing on good morning america today, mr. snyder addressed the freedom of speech issue. >> i find it insulting to all the other soldiers that have died. i find it insulting to the families. i find it insulting to the military and to the veterans. it's just -- some people have died in this country throughout our history to preserve such a precious right and to have a group of 80 people destroy it and mock it the way they are, it's a crime. it was just a nightmare. they position themselves about 30 feet from the main entrance of the church. and they held signs that said god hates you. you are in hell. semper phi fags. >> bill: i spoke on gma saying that the jud
FOX News
Apr 10, 2010 8:00pm EDT
them to get out quickly. >>> federal investigators expect so arrive in west virginia on monday, their job to look in to america's worst mining disaster in 40 years. for now the grim process of removing the bodies goes on. the final death toll, 29 miners killed by an underground explosion this week. among them four missing miners who were found dead overnight. governor joe manchin saying now the healing begins for families in west virginia. >>> i'm harris faulkner, get you back to "huckabee" for all latest news go to foxnews.com. >> mike: we're back with former aide to john edwards andrew young and his wife, sherry. by the way the book that they have written is called "the politician" all of our studio audience members up with be getting their own copy of the book "the politician." [applause] >> i'll sign them if you want. >> mike: that's great. sherry, during this time you watched your husband go through some pretty amazing things, one of things was, that john edwards called upon him to claim that the baby was your husband's not that of john edwards. was there a point at which you sai
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Apr 24, 2010 4:00am EDT
warships off the coast of east africa are now facing justice right doeven the road in virginia. senior correspondent brian wilson is here with details. good evening. >> reporter: there be pirates in norfolk, virginia. not the movie kind, but 11 somali men accused of piracy and plundering and terrorizing the seas around the horn of t? small boats and rocket-propelled grenades. they will be dried in checs. federal courts a-ser making a mistake to attack two navy vessels they thoneeht were her chant shtrials. five were engaged with the skirmish with uss nicholas that sank theifi small b-mt and confiscated the mother ship and the others shot at the uss ashland on april 10, as it was 380 miles off the coast of jabuti. the u.s. attorney believes he has a pretty good case here. Ãyo> the justice d fartment believes that piracy attacks on u.swo cuinterests whether persons, vessels, whether commercial, private, military, is a significant issue in any alleged attack onpfr.swo cuinterests will be, will be dealt with in an appropriate macteer. Ãyo> reporter: why in norfocorr and the u.s. court sy
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Apr 12, 2010 10:00pm EDT
virginia. the scene of a deadliest u.s. mining disaster in four decades. between will begin probe once the bodies of all miners have been recovered. earlier in the day hundreds of mourners observed a moment of silence at the state capital. a wreath was laid honoring the west virginia miner. now back to on the record. >> greta: president obama and the russian president just signed a new strategic arms reduction treaty. the treaty needs to be ratified by the u.s. senate. >> that going to happen? moments ago lamar alexander went on the record. nice to see you. >> nice to see you greta. >> greta: last week the president was in prague and signed a treaty with the russian president. is it going to be ratified by the u.s. senate this year? no, not this year. this is a step nixon, reagan, first and second bush all have taken us. take us down to 1500 deployed nuclear warheads that ought to be enough to blow everybody to kingdom come if we those to do it. it took a year and a half. we have a lot of questions, we need the right answers then it might get 67 votes. >> greta: i realize you are
FOX News
Apr 30, 2010 6:00pm EDT
investigating the company involved in the mine disaster in west virginia. 9 workers die -- 29 workers died at the explosion at the upper branch mine and they're looking into possible criminal negligence on part of massey energy. the company offered families of those killed $3 million apiece. >>> jury in knoxville convicted a tennessee man on two counts of hacking into sarah palin's private e-mail account. david kernel was acquitted on a third charge and the jury deadlocked on a fourth but he faces maximum of 21 years in prison. palin was a witness for the prosecution. >> lesson is out there now that it is not good to do, to hack into somebody's e-mail in a campaign but greater than that is the lesson that needs to be learned it's not a good idea to break into anybody, candidate or not, anybody's personal information to try to embarrass or harass or diminish their security. >> two brooklyn men declined to enter pleas in court appearance in alexander, virginia, after being accused of providing material support to al-qaeda. one went to yemen, they say, took an oath of ale jens and the ot
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Apr 11, 2010 9:00pm EDT
just $4.99 a month, get a 30-day free trial at intuit.com. >> technology evolving in quantico virginia showcases the next wave of high-tech ideas while giving marines and soldiers a chance to offer feedback for those who are creating them. >> have so many veterans back in afghanistan and iraq which has some of the feedback with the exhibitors of these manufacturers. >> the stories joined more than 8,00010-days. some of the technology was later purchased for about $100,000 each. here are some of those currently in action. >> we have the i drop. the robot was designed for urban fighting. it is throwable designed to be thrown into a room gives you instantaneous situational awareness 360 degrees all around the robot. >> this platform was designed for victims planes, trains, buses. it also has the ability to get into caverns and small confined spaces. it has the ability to climb over an obstacle of 19 inches it can climb stairs almost as fast as a person can walk up them. it can reach up over 8 and a half feet tall to get things out of over head bins or confined spaces. >> our most light we
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Apr 28, 2010 3:00pm EDT
ships involved, the port of their home base is norfolk, virginia, which is why the cases are in federal court in virginia. >> katherine, thank you. >>> now the crippling financial crisis in greece. a debt disaster, which is set off a ripple effect in markets around the globe. today president obama says the situation is of great concern. greece is asking the european union for a major bailout because leaders say it cannot meet a may 19 deadline to repay its debt. the credit agency standard & poor's downgraded greek bonds to junk status, the bonds which people purchased in great numbers are high risk of default. now there's concern the problem could pretty to portugal, spain and ireland. lehman brothers and bear stearns? remember? with us the host of news hub web show simon constable. the "wall street journal" owned by the parent company of this network. >> good to see you. >> sounds like they were covering their debt. >> cooking the books is what we call it. trying to hide how indebted they were and they were too indebt to be part of the euro zone and this could -- the problem is
FOX News
Apr 8, 2010 10:00pm EDT
quality is improving sign the west virginia coal mine where four miners remain missing. you are looking at live pictures from a news conference in west virginia where they are still waiting for the noxious gas levels to be safe for rescuers to enter the mine again. that could happen tonight. crews made it within 2500 feet of an airtight chamber where they hope the miners might have sought refuge. a blast monday killed 25 miners. >> a decision expected from nasa tomorrow on whether they will keep diskpoefr in space an extra day. the extra time would allow for crews to check additional damages caused by monday's liftoff. the big dish antenna was break off at the start of the mission and prevented discovery from taking pictures of the underside. now back to on the record. >> greta: it is no secret the united states immediates to create jobs but this is not comforting. china signed preliminary agreements with the state of california and general electric to help build new high speed train lines. the project involves federal stimulus money. why aren't u.s. companies doing this? steve moore jo
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Apr 25, 2010 12:00am EDT
without delving into body odor. not to edit you, but that was unnecessary. i am a virginia slim gal. when i am smoking my slim ladies i used to say, you have come a long way, baby. now i am at home saying, oh my god. what if somebody sees me. it is because it is the law and because i am dressed like billy jean king. that's not something i do at work. >> did you ever smoke cigarettes? >> yeah. >> and you no longer smoke now? >> yeah, and you go through the phase where you want everybody to do what you are doing. i don't think it is a good idea to tell everybody what to do and then you will be scrutinized. they say you should change and then let's make our punch list for you. >> you are right. if my smoking irritates her and when i am not even around her i can say her appearance irritates me. >> and you know her curl iron causes a lot of smoke. this is very hipocritical, greg. she has to light those up once a time a work. >>> from tobacco to tremors, when it comes to earthquakes, women are at fault. did you get that? it was terrible and worthless. that's according to a senior iranian cleric
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Apr 14, 2010 1:00am EDT
given victories to republicans in virginia, new jersey and massachusetts. this rasmussen poll released last week showed the majority of americans identify more with the policy and issues that are coming from tea party activists and grass roots activists more so than with the stuff come going the democratic congress. i say absolutely not only are the tea parties having an impact generally but huge impact as far as stupak resigning. they can say it didn't matter, but it did. all signs point to yes. >> greta: it is sort of stunning, slowly coming around to the fact that the tea party movement has an impact. majority leader any hoyer saying -- saying that members of congress would go home and get yelled at, at these town hall meetings, they dismissed the people who are part of tea party movement. now you see the tea party movement is getting big headliners, governor palin, fiorina in california april 15th. now the tea party movement is getting a lot of respect. >> yes, absolutely. i think for a really longtime those who were trying to negate the validity and the power of the grass
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